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We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Stockton, CA.

Dr. Sunil Jeram Advani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Advani is a specialist in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Advani attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Advani has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Ijaz's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ijaz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Parag Sanghvi's specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Sanghvi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanghvi include radiation therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sanghvi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
200 West Arbor Drive; #8756
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz works as a radiation oncologist and neuroradiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endovascular surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pakbaz takes. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pakbaz completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Pakbaz is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Huan B Giap, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Huan Giap is a radiation oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Giap include stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Giap honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Giap attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Giap's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi is a radiation oncology specialist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Shirazi has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald B Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller is a radiation oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fuller include radiation therapy. Dr. Fuller is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at LDS Hospital, Dr. Fuller attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fuller is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuller takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yonina Tova's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Tova is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sharabi is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.